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Personal injury caused by a faulty product

Posted on Thursday, 23rd June 2011 by

All products sold in the UK must be safe for its intended use. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 states that if injury is caused by a product, and it was not due to misuse, the injured party is entitled to make a claim even if they did not purchase the product.

The claim will be made against the manufacturer or the retailer responsible for the defect.

To make a claim you will need:

  • To do so within 3 years of the injury
  • Proof of injury
  • Proof that the injury was actually caused by the defective product.
  • Receipts of the product.
  • Witness contact details, if applicable.

Types of faulty product claim

Examples of faulty products include, hair styling equipment causing burns, cosmetic products causing skin irritation, electrical appliances causing shocks, hinges causing broken fingers and chemicals on certain batches of leather sofas causing burns and rashes.

Why make a compensation claim for a faulty product?

Most people make a claim to receive compensation for the loss they have suffered, loss of earnings or other costs expended due to the injury.

In the case of a defective product the claim will seek to prevent other consumers receiving the same injury as the product will be investigated and other products recalled back to the factory and then destroyed if necessary.

Making a claim is risk-free.  At Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors your claim will be handled on a no win no fee basis from one of our offices in Leicester, Loughborough or Market Harborough.  Even if you are unsuccessful you don’t pay a penny in legal fees.  If you think you are entitled to make a claim as a result of a personal injury caused by a faulty product, call us today for a FREE consultation.

Paul is our Managing Director in Leicester. All of our staff in Leicester are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Paul Stubbs - Litigation
Paul Stubbs - Litigation
paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01332 862 113
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